A YORKSHIRE film agency is searching for the next crop of talented film-makers.
Leeds-based Screen Yorkshire is looking for aspiring writers, producers and directors to take part in a scheme called Caught Short: Focus, which is being run in conjunction with the UK Film Council.
This will involve spending five days in January completing a short film.
Although Asian and black hopefuls are particularly being sought, Screen Yorkshire will also welcome people from all backgrounds and age groups.
Hugo Heppell, head of production at Screen Yorkshire, said: "People from black and ethnic minorities have historically been under-represented in the film industry and the first year of Caught Short: Focus proved that there is the talent among people from all walks of life."
People taking part do not need film-making experience, but must be enthusiastic, creative and able to work within a team.
Fartown filmmaker Gopal Dutta, 24, took part in the first Caught Short: Focus last year. He has since been awarded £35,000 from the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts' Creative Pioneer Programme.
He is using this along with his Mirfield business partner, Navdeep Singh Kandola, 34, to set up broadband channel Brown TV for young south Asian audiences.
He said: "Caught Short: Focus allowed me to develop my confidence as a director and I'm sure that this is the direction I want my career to take.
"I have also made some really useful contacts through the scheme, with whom I have already started to work."
The deadline to apply for a place on Caught Short: Focus is September 30.
To find out more, visit www.screen yorkshire.co.uk.